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BANGKOK 22 April 2019 18:59
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Five foreigners spend their holidays cleaning up rubbish along Krabi Beach

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Littering is a pet peeve of mine here in Thailand and I will get to it in a minute.  A few months back I shared a photo with my wife and asked why. She didn't know the answer and then shared it with the locals on their Line app.

 

Where I live in central Thailand the Thais call this the front road as it winds along the Nan River. This drop off is right down the road from me and it has been this way for years. About once year the government officials dump dirt to cover up the problem and it looks good for a while. Plus, it help covers up the trash that the locals have tossed over the side. I'm the one that mentioned it might be dangerous.

 

Apparently, I embarrassed someone and was soon invited to a special meeting at the village's headquarters. They filmed the meeting and I took photos. The talk was all about money. At the end of the day, the officials did install a safety barrier. 

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Since I shared that photo and got results, a few of the local villagers have shared some of their photos. More and more Thais are complaining about trash being dumped on the side of the road, which is a good thing...

 

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They could do the exact thing in their home country.It's different.Go to another country to clean it when you could stay home and clean their own country.I 

doubt thai's care how clean the island is.The foreigners who knows.Maybe some of them.Many are out drinking every night and probably haven't noticed the trash.Anyway good for the trash pickers.

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Is this infrequent behavior different than picking up 20 dogs from one area or spraying the CM air pollution with water?

 

these are desperation acts b/c there is no effective and manageable system in place for each of these serious problems....

 

great examples of a completely ineffective and unaccountable gov in full display and for a country so sensitive to their image they project to the outside....

 

in two years, only Chinese tourists remaining....

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Lazy Thais out rubbish collectors in🤔

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6 hours ago, balo said:

I do this every week on the beaches here in Pattaya, it's a part of my weekly exercise .

The locals stares at me and pointing . I couldn't care less what they are thinking, just trying to show them what they should have been doing. 

 

Friend of mine who was self described "butterfly" used to collect trash on Jomtien Beach years ago. Said it was a great way to meet "good" Thai girls when they came up to thank him (not pitch in and help, natch).

 Maybe some readers who see bedding scads of women as life goal might want to try that approach.

Beaches aren't too awful these days as there actually is a beach clean up crew in the morning. People still drink & eat then walk away leaving trash, so should be a steady job.

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14 hours ago, johng said:

Work permits ? !!! emoji12.png

really

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9 hours ago, swissie said:

Farang Expats, willing to do this on a daily basis should be granted annual automatic Visa-Extensions, regardless of financial background.
- A win-win situation: Clean Beaches again without costing the Thai Governement a single Satang and Farangs on a low budget may still be able to remain in Thailand.

After 3 years of regular "duty on the Beach" Farang will be issued Thai-Citizenship, provided that he can sing the Thai National Anthem flawlessly.
Everybody Happy!


PS: While working out this brilliant concept in my mind, I was sitting at "Lulu's Bar & Grill", consuming liberal amounts of Beer.
Under these circumstances, I have been known to developpe strange, dilusional concepts when it comes to Thailand and it's Farang residents. Forgiveness please!

you have your priorities right, well done

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it is not just the beaches but everywhere, here in my village the soi's are constantly strewn with rubbish and even on the golf courses there is rubbish that i pick up when playing and the caddies thing you are mad.

having said that how many rubbish bins do you see on the streets, my answer very very few.

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